AVP - Real Estate Fund Accountant / Transaction Support

Michael Page Financial Services.
15 Jul 2017
23 Jul 2017
Job role
Contract type
Full time
A leading Global Alternative Investment Manager with over $100 bn AUM. They have an exceptional team in place and lovely offices in the West End of London. Description Serving as an accounting central point of contact for the London based Real Estate Opportunities investing team. Understanding the roles and responsibilities across different functional areas; Establishing relationships with key stakeholders on the investment team and supporting administrative functions (e.g. closed end fund accounting, tax, bank debt group, data management, pricing/valuation, among others), and leverage these relationships to improve the accuracy, consistency and effectiveness of our accounting and financial reporting process; Communicating with the investment teams, internal and external counsel, and third party joint venture accounting firms to understand current and potential investments. Coordinate with broader accounting team to identify and determine the appropriate accounting and reporting treatment; Review of periodic weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to provide assurance to primary stakeholders that agreed accounting and reporting protocols are followed consistently and address new issues; Review of cash, investment and other account reconciliations and analyses to monitor and account for investment activities and; Assisting with other projects as necessary. Profile Strong knowledge of private equity investment funds, investment company accounting and partnership accounting; Experience of multi–jurisdictional structures, including offshore and Luxembourg Minimum 7 years combined experience, annual financial statement audit process experience, preferably 2–4 years in practice and 2–4 years of investment management industry / financial services experience; Advanced level Microsoft Excel; The position requires outstanding communication skills as well as accounting and operational experience. A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economic or business administration. ACA/CPA is highly desired. Job Offer Day rate contract – GBP350–GBP400 per day